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31ROC 11-24-2012 08:17 AM

Where do jack fornt of 31 coupe?
Is there a safe/preferable place to jack the front of a '31 coupe with SuperBell front axle? Am I to place jack right under the center of the axle? Once up, put jack stands under axle, or frame?

PS: the center u-bolt assembly which mounts spring to crossmember,has 4 nuts, of which I found 3 loose! (bought this car this summer and now stored where I can go through it)...Is there a torq spec for these nuts? Has a SuperBell axle and Posies super Slide Spring..

Irelands child 11-24-2012 09:53 AM

Though I have an IFS under my '31, I have a wood block made up that goes to the underside of the front cross member. Then, when I put the jacks under it, I then put them under the frame. There is no reason you can't jack using the axle though - that is if you have a low enough jack. Ford used that basic 'I' beam axle from inception through '48 and you just have to believe that most folks used it for a jacking point if they wanted the entire front end off the ground.

This is where I place the stationarys;

31ROC 11-24-2012 09:55 AM


alkey 11-24-2012 06:42 PM

31 coupe
i have a 31model a coupe with a dropped tube axle.i jack the car up using the axle.if im woking under car i place jack stands under axle,if im woking on front axle i place stands under frame

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